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Cirque du Fer-à-Cheval

From Wikipedia: http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cirque_du_Fer-à-Cheval

Cirque du Fer-à-Cheval is located on the territory of the municipality of Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval in the department of Haute-Savoie , in the depths of the valley of Giffre.

It is a natural amphitheater forming a semicircle limestone April-May km from development. With walls 500-700 m high, crowned by peaks approaching 3000 meters, it is the largest alpine mountain circus. Among the peaks that surround it: the Tenneverge peak (2987 m), the Cheval Blanc (2831 m) and the Common Attic (2775 m).

In June, more than thirty quite impressive waterfalls springs from its steep cliffs and its snowfields.

The circus is part of the nature reserve of Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval , and is also ranked Grand National Site . A path leads into four hour hike (round trip) to the sources of Giffre .

Copyright: Martin Broomfield
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 10000x5000
Taken: 06/07/2013
Uploaded: 28/07/2013
Updated: 07/04/2015


Tags: mountains; lake; water; park; forest; woodland; amphitheater
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